Episode 05: The Omaha Saloon Scandal

IScreen Shot 2016-05-15 at 9.23.35 PMn 1885, there was quite the presidential scandal, originating from a saloon in Omaha. Rutherford B. Hayes, a temperance man who famously banned alcohol from the White House, was found to be the owner of the property on which a saloon was operating in Omaha.

Discover the fickle nature of temperance politics, the twenty year long business arrangement between Hayes and Omaha real estate agent Byron Reed, and how this great city became the spark for a 19th century presidential scandal!

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